Clas­sics heard at Maleny cen­tre

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FROM Ge­orge Fred­er­ick Han­del to Leonard Bern­stein; from Felix Men­delssohn and An­ton Dvo­rak to Ge­orge Gersh­win and Aaron Co­p­land – once again the Sun­shine Coast Sym­phony Or­ches­tra presents for your en­joy­ment an af­ter­noon of pop­u­lar or­ches­tral clas­sics.

The pro­gram in­cludes some “wa­tery” favourites – the storm-tossed ro­man­tic aban­don of Men­delssohn’s

He­brides Over­ture, and the some­what more re­strained

Wa­ter Mu­sic of Han­del, writ­ten to en­ter­tain his em­ployer, King Ge­orge I at a royal cel­e­bra­tion on the river Thames.

Also in­cluded in this part of the pro­gram is the Largo from Dvo­rak’s New World Sym­phony.

Deeply ro­man­tic and na­tion­al­is­tic in style, this move­ment is ex­pres­sive of Dvo­rak’s nos­tal­gia for his home coun­try af­ter hav­ing em­i­grated from Europe to the United States of Amer­ica – far across the sea.

Rem­i­nis­cent of a more modern Amer­ica, the sec­ond half of the pro­gram in­cludes the brash­ness of Gersh­win’s Strike up the Band,

Bern­stein’s modern take on Romeo and Juliet with his West Side Story Suite, and Co­p­land’s inim­itable knees-up Hoe-down from his Rodeo bal­let suite.

A more in­tro­spec­tive touch is in­cluded with Fan­fare for the Com­mon

Man, also by Aaron Co­p­land. Come, and al­low the Sun­shine Coast Sym­phony Or­ches­tra to waft you off to other worlds with an en­ter­tain­ing af­ter­noon of Pop­u­lar Or­ches­tral Clas­sics on Oc­to­ber 28 from 2pm at Maleny Com­mu­nity Cen­tre, 23 Maple Street, Maleny.

Tick­ets: $20 pre-booked, $25 at-the-door, chil­dren un­der 16 years of age free.

Tick­ets are avail­able from The Maleny Tourist In­for­ma­tion Cen­tre.

Book­ings at sun­shinecoast sym­pho­ny­orches­ or phone 5445 3703.

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